William Carlton Rice was a house painter and self-ordained minister whose single performative gesamtkunstwerk was the conversion of his land into the sprawling Cross Garden. The rough-painted crucifixes and jagged signs foretold imminent apocalyptic punishment for all who dared transgress, in language as fast and loose as that of their maker.
Sacred and Profane, Carol Crown and Charles Russell (University Press of Mississippi) 2007
Self Taught: A Guide to American Artists, Locations and Resources, Betty-Carol Sellen (McFarland) 2000
EXHIBITION #1.1, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING (Paris) 2012-13
EXHIBITION #1, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING (LONDON + TURIN) 2009/10